Paris Air Show at Le Bourget – AFI KLM E&M presents its innovations


At the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance presents several exclusive innovations from the MRO Lab until 25th June.

At booth C137, hall 2B, visitors will be able to discover the virtual reality training suite developed for Boeing 787 maintenance, which does away with the need to ground an aircraft to train staff, all over the world! Visitors will be able to try out the solution for themselves by donning a virtual reality headset to project themselves into an immersive 3D experience in a Dreamliner cockpit.

Another spectacular demonstration is the paint-stripping robot that promises to half TAT costs. Its state-of-the-art optical system achieves unprecedented accuracy in eliminating irregularities on the treated surfaces – and is environmentally friendly too as it uses cornstarch as a pressurized blast medium.

In the cabin maintenance field, AFI KLM E&M will be unveiling an app for tablets which reduces cabin seat inspection time.

CRMA, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialized in engine component support will also be on the booth with the new repair it has developed for the GP7200 turbine centre frame, soon available for the GE90. There will also be a series of digital innovations showcased by AFI KLM E&M’s Singapore MRO Lab. Last but not least, visitors will be able to find out more about the Prognos range of predictive maintenance solutions, designed to anticipate failures on both aircraft and engines.